Cornelius Nursery takes over new location

Cornelius Nursery takes over new location

The subsidiary of Calloway's Nursery will operate Tom's Thumb Nursery in Texas.

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January 14, 2022

FORT WORTH, Texas — Cornelius Nursery is excited to announce that Tom's Thumb Nursery is reopening this month as Tom's Thumb by Cornelius Nursery. Cornelius Nursery will operate the prized Galveston garden center on Avenue Q beginning January 2022.

Since 1975, Tom's Thumb Nursery has been family owned and operated making its mark on Galveston Island by offering the very best in plants, garden products, landscaping services and customer care in the area. "We are grateful to our loyal customers, and we are pleased that our legacy of quality and service will continue through Cornelius Nursery," said Peggy Cornelius, owner of Tom's Thumb Nursery. 

Cornelius Nursery has been a neighborhood staple in the greater Houston area since 1938.

** Cornelius Nursery is a subsidiary of Calloway's Nursery, No. 3 on Garden Center magazine's 2021 Top 100 List.

"We are very pleased to expand our business to Galveston," said Marce Ward, Calloway's Nursery president and CEO. "We appreciate the Texas treasure that is Galveston Island and will strive to be the premiere gardening resource to the local community. Our team is dedicated to making gardening fun, easy and successful for customers by offering the best plants and gardening products available, as well as expert advice from the numerous nursery professionals in our stores."

A grand opening celebration will be held this spring as Cornelius Nursery looks forward to meeting the community of Galveston to kick off their first season in their new home. Attendees can expect to see the finest quality shrubs, breathtaking blooms of annual color, perfect pottery for their porch or patio, houseplants for their indoor jungle, patio furniture, private label soils and bird seed and much more!

Calloway's Nursery is a locally founded garden center serving both Dallas-Fort Worth and the Houston area as Cornelius Nursery. They currently have 25 locations with plans to open two additional stores in 2022.